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Man Utd strikers Ibrahimovic, Martial were a great test - Everton youngster Holgate

Everton teenager Mason Holgate admits it was a brilliant experience to play against two quality strikers recently.

The 19-year-old centre-back was given the task of playing on Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Wayne Rooney's testimonial at Old Trafford earlier this month.

Holgate admits that was a tough assignment while also praising French forward Anthony Martial for his ability to get the better of his opponent simply by using his speed.

“He didn't speak to me really he was just talking to his teammates and for me it was about trying to make sure my body was in the right position all the time to make sure he didn't score," Holgate told the Daily Mail.

“I marked Anthony Martial later. His change of pace is just effortless so both were a really good test."

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